Two suspected Maoists were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Sukma district of Bastar region on Tuesday.
Police said the exchange of fire took place at around 8am during a joint area domination operation by District Reserve Guard ( DRG) and Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF) near Gompad and Kanhaiguda jungles under Konta police station.
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“Two bodies of Maoists have been recovered till now. We have also recovered arms and ammunition from the spot,” said Inspector General of Police, Bastar range , Sundarraj P.
The IG added that a search for other Maoists is going on.
“One of the deceased, Kawasi Hunga, was a Maoist commander. The other body is yet to be identified,” said the IG. More details of gunfight are awaited as the team is still in the jungle, he added